The old cliché that prevention is worth a pound of cure has probably never been more applicable that when it comes to seeing your dentist for regular checkups. When you schedule twice yearly dental exams and cleanings for yourself and your family, you are helping to prevent serious dental problems such as cavities or gum disease. Of course, the dentists and their staff at Torbram Dental have the restorative treatments necessary to restore a damaged tooth or anything else compromising your oral health. But why go for the cure when prevention is easily available?
When you come to Torbram Dental for a dental exam and cleaning, one of our dentists will carefully examine your teeth for the early signs of tooth decay. We have an intraoral camera and digital X-ray machine that allows us to get a more complete picture of your oral health. With DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection, we can find cavities long before they are visible to the naked eye. We’ll also assess the condition of your gum tissue to ensure there are no symptoms of this bacterial infection present. An oral cancer screening will also be performed. Cancers of the mouth and pharynx are treatable and quite curable as long as they are caught early—another important reason to schedule those twice yearly dental checkups.
After the exam is completed, one of our dental hygienists will thoroughly clean and polish your teeth to remove plaque, that sticky film that builds up in the mouth and can be a precursor to gum disease. If we do find evidence of gum disease, then Torbram Dental has the periodontal therapy to restore your oral health. With scaling and root planing, we remove plaque and tartar buildup in order to prevent the advance of gum disease, whether gingivitis or periodontitis. We use a soft-tissue laser for gum disease treatment, which facilitates faster healing and prevents bleeding by cauterizing blood vessels as it treats for periodontitis.
Other conditions your dentist in Brampton, ON, looks out for at each of your twice yearly dental checkups are signs of teeth grinding and clenching, or bruxism. Almost everyone grinds or clenches their teeth at some time, but problems can develop when the habit becomes a daily grind. Then the consequences can be uneven and worn teeth, loose teeth, broken teeth or even the painful symptoms of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction. To protect your teeth and bite from bruxism, we can prescribe a customized nightguard. This oral appliance worn at night during sleep acts like a shock absorber guarding your teeth from the pressure of nightly grinding and clenching.
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As you can see, the reasons for visiting the crew at Torbram Dental twice each year for regular dental exams and cleanings are wide and varied. Whether your exam turns up a 100 percent clean bill of dental health or we find dental problem that needs attention, time spent at dental checkup is well worthwhile. We invite you to schedule a general and preventive dentistry appointment at our Brampton, Ontario office. Our modern dental office provides state-of-the-art care for families from Mississauga, Georgetown, Woodbridge, and beyond, helping to ensure that you maintain excellent oral health for years to come.